Fan Area Historic District Extension

In the 1890s, the Virginia Railway and Power Company extended a trolley line down Richmond’s West Main Street that served as a catalyst for residential and commercial development of increasing […]

Elon Village Library

The first dedicated rural public lending-library building in Amherst County and possibly in Virginia, the Elon Village Library was constructed in 1917 by community volunteers, using donated materials, as a […]

Virginia Commission for the Blind

The Virginia Commission for the Blind building in Richmond is important for its close association with Lucian Louis Watts, whose career sought to improve the lives of Virginia’s blind citizens. […]

Baker Public School

The Baker Public School, built in 1939 in Richmond’s North Jackson Ward neighborhood, is the third school to arise on the site since 1871. Each school served the city’s African […]

Foster Site

The nearly three-quarter-acre Foster Site, located on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, contains archaeological features and artifacts associated with the family of a free African American seamstress, Catherine […]

Carillon Neighborhood Historic District

Taking its name from a nearby landmark bell tower, the Virginia War Memorial Carillon, Richmond’s Carillon Neighborhood Historic District comprises approximately 148 acres and 499 contributing historic resources including two […]

William Byrd Park

Sometimes referred to as Richmond’s “Central Park,” William Byrd Park at about 275 acres is the city’s largest. The park began during the Reconstruction era in 1874, when the city […]

Wicker Apartments

Built in two phases between 1945 and 1947, Wicker Apartments—known at the time of its listing as Bellevue Apartments—is a well-preserved example in Richmond of a mid-20th-century garden apartment complex. […]

Smyth County Community Hospital

Constructed between 1965 and 1967 in the town of Marion, the Smyth County Community Hospital was the first hospital built by the community to provide acute care to people in […]

Virginia Industrial Home School for Colored Girls

The Virginia Industrial Home School for Colored Girls – most recently known as the Barrett Learning Center – arose in 1915 in response to an early-20th-century juvenile reform movement in […]